Storm to Batter Atlantic Canada With Rain and Wind

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, January 12, 2018
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An area of low pressure is still on a collision course with Atlantic Canada.

In New Brunswick, a changeover to freezing rain is expected Friday night and into Saturday resulting in a prolonged period of freezing rain.

Prince Edward Island will likely see heavy rain Friday night and into Saturday followed by a prolonged period of freezing rain Saturday and Saturday night.

Across Nova Scotia we will likely see heavy rain Friday night and into Saturday followed by a prolonged period of freezing rain Saturday and Saturday night.

The heaviest rain is likely over western Newfoundland. Some areas may see up to 40 to 60 mm of rain. In some areas, such as parts of Gros Morne, 75 mm is possible.

Should the heavy rain materialize, it will lead to significant snowmelt across Newfoundland. The rain combined with melting snow and warm temperatures will likely cause flooding, which may be significant in areas.

There will also be strong winds across Atlantic Canada.

Marine Atlantic says that there may be no crossings on Friday evening or Saturday.



The Team

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